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QING GILT BRONZE SEATED SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
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Chinese Qing Dynasty Fabulous gilt bronze seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The founder of Buddhism, the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan, seated in the Vajra posture which resembles meditation, and wisdom. Formal in appearance, the Buddha gazes forward with partially closed eyes and the blue-black hair on the head is piled in a tuft on top with a single gold ornament adorning the crown. Between the eyebrows is a white dot (urna) and adorning the neck are three curved horizontal lines. The earlobes are long and pierced. The Buddha is depicted with the right arm bare the right hand is extended across the knee in the earth touching gesture, extended to the earth in the Bhumispara Mudra, the gesture of witness. He is “calling the earth to witness” his supreme victory over the temptations and illusions of the material world as symbolized by the demon Mara. The left hand lies in his lap with palm upward in the gesture of meditation (Dhyana Mudra). Thus this posture is known as “Buddha Shakyamuni Conquering the Demons” and shows the moment of the Buddha’s full enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. A Buddhist term referring to a seated position where the feet are placed sole up on the thigh of the opposite leg; right over left. In the West this posture is almost universally referred to as the lotus posture. The legs are folded in vajra posture upon a double lotus throne. The underside revealed the separation of the Buddha and the throne. Bronze is in beautiful condition with minimal marring of the surface. This sculpture appears to be the perfect example, by any artistic tradition, both for technical precision and exquisite form. The proportions of the body are exact and the overall presence and beauty make this sculpture a precious artistic treasure.



Dimensions: Height: 9.25 inch x Width/Diameter: 6.875 inch x Length/Depth: 5.25 inch
Dimensions in Centimeter: 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 13.3 cm

Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dent. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding; Normal, considering ages and wears. All lots are sold as is and where is. ROSWELL AUCTIONS provides condition reports upon request to aide in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, ROSWELL AUCTIONS does not give refunds based on condition. ROSWELL AUCTIONS does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers.
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QING GILT BRONZE SEATED SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Apr 19, 2020
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Starting Price $400
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0459: QING GILT BRONZE SEATED SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
Sold for $2,50025 Bids
Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
DAY-2 CHINESE ANTIQUE DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS
Apr 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0459 Details
Description
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Chinese Qing Dynasty Fabulous gilt bronze seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The founder of Buddhism, the Enlightened One, Sage of the Shakya Clan, seated in the Vajra posture which resembles meditation, and wisdom. Formal in appearance, the Buddha gazes forward with partially closed eyes and the blue-black hair on the head is piled in a tuft on top with a single gold ornament adorning the crown. Between the eyebrows is a white dot (urna) and adorning the neck are three curved horizontal lines. The earlobes are long and pierced. The Buddha is depicted with the right arm bare the right hand is extended across the knee in the earth touching gesture, extended to the earth in the Bhumispara Mudra, the gesture of witness. He is “calling the earth to witness” his supreme victory over the temptations and illusions of the material world as symbolized by the demon Mara. The left hand lies in his lap with palm upward in the gesture of meditation (Dhyana Mudra). Thus this posture is known as “Buddha Shakyamuni Conquering the Demons” and shows the moment of the Buddha’s full enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. A Buddhist term referring to a seated position where the feet are placed sole up on the thigh of the opposite leg; right over left. In the West this posture is almost universally referred to as the lotus posture. The legs are folded in vajra posture upon a double lotus throne. The underside revealed the separation of the Buddha and the throne. Bronze is in beautiful condition with minimal marring of the surface. This sculpture appears to be the perfect example, by any artistic tradition, both for technical precision and exquisite form. The proportions of the body are exact and the overall presence and beauty make this sculpture a precious artistic treasure.



Dimensions: Height: 9.25 inch x Width/Diameter: 6.875 inch x Length/Depth: 5.25 inch
Dimensions in Centimeter: 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 13.3 cm

Condition
...
Over all in EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dent. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding; Normal, considering ages and wears. All lots are sold as is and where is. ROSWELL AUCTIONS provides condition reports upon request to aide in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, ROSWELL AUCTIONS does not give refunds based on condition. ROSWELL AUCTIONS does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers.
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